Skiing can be a way of getting around, a recreational activity or a competetive sport. A person uses skis to glide along snow and uses poles in their hands for control to ski down a mountain or slope.
Skis were origionally used in the 18th century by Scandinavian farmers, hunters and warriors. It is now more of a fun and competetive thing rather than being practical. It is common to see many skiiers in resorts in mountain ranges including: the Alps, the Dolimites, the Andes, the Japenese Alps and more.